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The CBI established a reputation as India’s foremost investigative agency with the resources for complicated cases. CBI stands for  “Central Bureau of Investigation”.

If you are good at solving mysteries this field of investigation is the best for you. This department deals with solving highly mysterious cases.

CBI is an investigation agency under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and deals with cases of corruption, economic crimes, special crimes, and other high-profile matters. They solves cases from all over the India, however, it’s headquarter is situated at Delhi.

The department is headed by a Union Minister followed by the Director of CBI. Generally, The Home Minister is the Minister-in-charge of CBI.


CBI was initially a part of the Special Police Establishment. It takes up an investigation after a proposal request is set up by the state or central government. 

Branches of CBI Department:

  • The Anti-Corruption Division
  • The Special Crimes Division
  • The Economic Offenses Division
  • The Policy and Interpol Cooperation Division
  • The Division for Administration
  • The Directorate of Prosecution Division
  • The Division for Central Forensic Science Laboratory

Educational Qualification:

To join this agency you should have a bachelor’s degree from a reputed university, graduation with atleast 50℅.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age limit: 20-30 years.
  • Age relaxation: 5-year for SC/STs and a 3-year for OBCs. 
  • Height: 165 cm for Male 150 for female
  • Weight: as per the body mass index
  • Examination: UPSC EXAMS and SSC-CGL exam.

SSC-CGL Entrance Exam:

All the lower division recruitment from group B and group C to Sub Inspector in CBI is done through SSC.

SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission. It is conducted in four tiers. Tier-1 and Tier-2 are online format exams but Tier-3 is an offline format and Tier-4 is a computer skill test.

UPSC Entrance Exam:

You can become a Grade-A officer in CBI after becoming an IPS officer. You can be promoted as a CBI officer after becoming an IPS officer and gain some experience.

Know more about IPS examination From Here.


You will get free accommodation, transport and vacation trip facilities along with respect, reputation and honor.


  • Director – 80,000
  • Special Director – Rs. 75,500 to Rs. 80,000
  • Joint Director – Rs. 37,400 to Rs. 67,000
  • Additional Director – Rs. 67,000 to Rs. 79,000
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police – Rs. 37,400 to Rs. 67,000
  • Senior Superintendent of Police – Rs. 37,400 to Rs. 67,000
  • Superintendent of Police – Rs. 15,600 to Rs. 39,100Additional
  • Inspector – Rs. 9,300 to Rs. 34,800
  • Sub-Inspector – Rs. 9,300 to Rs. 34,800
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector – Rs. 5,200 to Rs. 20,200
  • Head Constable – Rs. 5,200 to Rs. 20,200
  • Constable – Rs. 5,200 to Rs. 20,200

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